A great question that came up during the B Corp Month lunch time panel was around how businesses are hiring and recruiting new staff remotely throughout COVID-19.
Quiip is an entirely remote business, so we do all of our recruitment virtually and we’re always keen to learn more and improve the way we recruit and onboard. Some of our processes include:
- We don’t rely on resumes. Instead we utilise a series of phone/video interviews and assign tasks. We also have really good industry and network contacts to help us source great community managers.
- We have an induction handbook that provides all of the info a new employee needs to know about the business. We aim to review or update this throughout the year so that it becomes a living, breathing doc that reflects our business.
- Our ‘office’ is an online enterprise community in Workplace by Facebook, and just like a new employee would be introduced and shown around a traditional office, we do the same on Workplace. This includes an introductory thread where we all get to learn a bit more about each other.
- We schedule synchronous working times so a new team member can shadow a more seasoned employee to see how they do things.
Have you been remotely recruiting new staff during COVID-19? Are there any key learnings you can share?